Rotating strikes continue in cities across Canada

While negotiations are ongoing, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) has continued strike action in various cities across the country.

The CUPW notified Canada Post it intends to hold rotating strikes in cities across the country. The first strikes began Oct. 22 in Victoria, Edmonton, Windsor and Halifax and lasted 24 hours. The following day, the union began two days of strike action in Toronto.

Today, the strikes have hit Sherbrooke, Que.; Calgary, Alta.; and Kelowna, B.C., ending the two-day work stoppage in Toronto, where one of Canada Post’s largest processing plants was forced to close after nearly 9,000 CUPW members walked off the job.

In those areas, mail and parcels were not delivered or picked up.

Canada Post continues to operate across the country and is accepting and delivering mail and parcels in all other locations at the time of printing; however, the rotating strikes will continue in other cities until an agreement is reached.

For the latest developments regarding the rotating strike, visit

“Canada Post remains committed to the bargaining process and has a significant offer on the table that includes increased wages, job security, improved benefits and contains no concessions,” reads a statement issued by the Crown corporation in October. “We have also addressed many of the concerns raised by the union and offered to work together constructively to find solutions. Those include working together to address employee workload concerns caused by parcel growth, additional financial services and going beyond pay equity for Rural and Suburban employees by extending job security and moving to one uniform.”


As the CUPW continues rotating strikes across the country, we are ensuring our readers they can continue enjoying CSN unabated until an agreement is reached.

“While we remain hopeful the two sides will come to an agreement sooner than later, we are looking at ways to mitigate any potential inconvenience to print subscribers of Canadian Stamp News and Canadian Coin News,” says the magazines’ publisher Mike Walsh.

Should there be a disruption in postal service, print subscribers will have access to CSN or CCN digital editions free of charge. An email will be sent to subscribers with instructions on how to access the digital subscription portal.

Once postal service is restored, Walsh says subscribers will receive a print edition of any missed issues.

Readers with any questions are welcome to email Walsh directly at

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